Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks: Oxford, Bucks, Wilts, Somerset, Gloucester, Hereford, Salop, Worcester, Stafford, Leicester, Hertford, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Nottingham, Lincoln, York, Lancaster, Durham, and Northumberland, During the Years 1821 to 1832; with Economical and Political Observations, Band 2
Reeves and Turner, 1908
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Seite 85 - Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn ? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat...
Seite 163 - «country gentlemen? The last to bid the cry of warfare cease, The first to make a malady of peace. For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn? But corn, like every mortal thing, must fall, Kings, conquerors, and markets most of all.
Seite 85 - ... buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat.
Seite 205 - All these things, so long as they remain in possession, every man has a right to enjoy without disturbance ; but if once they escape from his custody, or he voluntarily abandons the use of them, they return to the common stock, and any man else has an equal right to seize and enjoy them afterwards.
Seite 205 - With regard likewise to wild animals, all mankind had by the original grant of the Creator a right to pursue and take away any fowl or insect of the air, any fish or inhabitant of the waters, and any beast or reptile of the field : and this natural right still continues in every individual, unless where it is restrained by the civil laws of the country. And when a man has once so...
Seite 85 - The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
Seite 207 - Law, now arrived to, and wantoning in, its highest vigour : both founded upon the same unreasonable notions of permanent property in wild creatures; and both productive of the same tyranny to the commons : but with this difference ; that the Forest Laws established only one mighty hunter throughout the land, the Game Laws have raised a little Nimrod in every manor.
Seite 346 - Look at these hovels, made cf mud and of straw; bits of glass, or of old off-cast windows, without frames or hinges frequently, but merely stuck in the mud wall. Enter them, and look at the bits of chairs or stools; the wretched boards tacked together to serve for a table; the floor of pebble, broken brick, or of the bare ground...
Seite 294 - They are all painted or washed white ; the sails are black ; it was a fine morning, the wind was brisk, and their twirling altogether, added greatly to the beauty of the scene, which, having the broad and beautiful arm of the sea on the one hand, and the fields and meadows, studded with farmhouses, on the other, appeared to me the most beautiful sight of the kind that I had ever beheld3.